ST. LOUIS – Editor’s note: some may find the details of this story disturbing

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of the person responsible for dropping a puppy out of a car in north county.

The puppy, which Humane Society of Missouri staff have named Gloria, was brought to the Humane Society on Monday afternoon by someone who saw her dropped out of a car and bleeding on Chambers Road in Riverview.

According to Dr. Mark Wright, director of shelter medicine at the Humane Society of Missouri, both of the puppy’s ears had very jagged, open, bleeding wounds in what appeared to be a cruel, amateur attempt to crop the animal’s ears. “This poor puppy endured horrific pain under what was surely inhumane, unsanitary conditions,”said Dr. Wright.

Anyone with information about this crime should call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400, calls may be made anonymously.

Gloria is expected to make a full recovery and will be made available for adoption in the next several weeks. Donations to help the Humane Society of Missouri care for her and find her abuser may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund at www.hsmo.org or by calling 314-951-1542.